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#31 Blueclub

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:02

How about an HP Envy? http://shopping.hp.c...000-Notebook-PC




#32 primexx

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:04

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eww that's gross. glossy screen huh. don't have anything nearly that bad on my Surface, possibly different oil-output.



#33 Vvo

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:06

I'd go for an hp probook



#34 primexx

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:10

###### quality, it'll break quickly

 

I'd go for an hp probook

starts at $670



#35 +warwagon

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:49

****ty quality, it'll break quickly

 

starts at $670

 

In 2011 I got an 14 inch HP ProBook 6450B i5 3gb of ram off eBay for like $399 Free shipping and a free 80GB SSD .. Still using it to this day.

 

eww that's gross. glossy screen huh. don't have anything nearly that bad on my Surface, possibly different oil-output.

 

Not really, I don't think, it's an acer w500



#36 Seketh

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:57

(Using bold because I think this is really good advice)

 

Going to college? Get a tablet or a convertible PC with Wacom pen support. Try to find something in that price range, even if it's used.

 

That's what I did when I went to college back in '06. OneNote is incredibly useful for college. All your notes, papers, everything on your PC. Synced with Skydrive and you'll never lose anything if you lose your PC, and your notes will always be available as long as a PC is nearby. You can even acess them on your phone!

 

Use that, and other apps like Evernote, and you'll become much more efficent at managing all the information that you'll get in classes than people with just a tradicional PC.

 

By the way, to you Modern UI haters, from experience, using a pen and touch in XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 was awful. Vista and 7 got much better, but it still felt like you just replaced the mouse with your finger. The "Modern UI" was definitely need for everything to just flow together. And I speak from experience by using a convertible PC since then.



#37 Vvo

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:17

****ty quality, it'll break quickly

 

starts at $670

 

here's one for less than $500



#38 zhangm

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:27

I have to agree with the point about having an active digitizer and software that takes full advantage of it. People who haven't used one will inevitably see tablets as giant iPhones, and make some stupid comment about consumer vs producer devices, and what they don't get is that sometimes you consume material and sometimes you produce it and the dockable tablets give you the option of switching between one and the other.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:53

****ty quality, it'll break quickly

 

starts at $670

 

Starts at $520, if you look on other websites there maybe a better deal.

 

This is my 2nd HP laptop, none failed on me. The ProBook was slept on, fell from the bed, still survived. The HP DV6-7000, I have been using for almost 2 years now, a powerhouse, and yet to fail on me, it has been abused to.

 

If you would have taken time to look/review the laptop, you might have come to a different conclusion.